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Address: Southport, NC

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Sweet little lighthouse!

This is an abandoned lighthouse that can only be seen from the Southport ferry or boat. If you are into lighthouses and want to see all of the NC lighthouses, the. You should... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Jmkimsey
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High Point, North Carolina
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High Point, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is an abandoned lighthouse that can only be seen from the Southport ferry or boat. If you are into lighthouses and want to see all of the NC lighthouses, the. You should definitely see!

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Beckley, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The remnants of this little lighthouse are fun for lighthouse fans to behold. We took the ferry from Southport to Fort Fisher to see it - make sure you are on the left side of the ferry once it begins its crossing. Only the brick base remain, but it was a pleasant surprise to see it so clearly, as sources... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

In Southport we visited the Visitors Center and the Maritime Museum. I believe both places mentioned this lighthouse. I've seen this lighthouse when riding the Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry but never knew the name. I enjoyed reading and learning more about it. Too bad it's on private property and not open for touring and visiting.

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I do not have much to add to what other reviewers have said. If you are into lighthouses, this one has an interesting history. It is a shame that we cannot get up close and explore more. This is also a good time to make a plug for the Fort Fisher-Southport ferry (especially since TripAdvisor has rebuffed efforts to add... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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387 attraction reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A historic lighthouse on the banks as you enter the ferry landing at Southport isn't something you would expect. It's a shame it's on private property so you can't walk out to see it up close. It may not seem like much of an attraction to some but if you read the history about the lighthouse I think you will... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Bestt place to see it is from the Southport-Ft. Fisher Ferry. As a civil war historian I was impressed that it is still there. I learned that it was a range marker to help guide ships and not an actual lighthouse.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

When you're visiting Southport, you can see the Oak Island lighthouse and in the distance, the lighthouse on Bald Head Island. By far, Prices Creek is the most fascinating. You can't visit it, because it sits on property owned by a livestock food additive company, but you get an excellent view from the Fort Fisher/Southport ferry. It dates back to... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Price's Creek Lighthouse is one of eight river lighthouses that once helped mariners navigage the treacherous Cape Fear River. Only the Price's Creek Light remains, in ruins, and is on private property. You may only see it by traveling the Southport-Ft. Fisher Ferry. The small lighthouse is marked by the property owners' long industrial pier and rests on the SOUTHPORT... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

You can only see this light house from the Southport/Oak Island Ferry or a boat. Too bad it's on private property w/no access. It would be great to visit and learn about it from an historical marker, if there was one.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Cool place if you can see it from the ferry. Very hard to spot, and impossible to get to otherwise. The ferry ride is nice though.

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